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Ferndale Area School District

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Welcome to Ferndale Area School District

Home of the Yellow Jackets!

Best Middle Schools

Our school district has been referred to as a public school in a private school setting.  Ferndale Area is proud of our academic accomplishments, our dedication to the personal growth of students, and the standard of excellence we maintain in professional practice. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about Ferndale Area.  A few highlights include:

    • 2023 Best Middle Schools - US News and World Report.

    • The Pittsburgh Business Times has named Ferndale Area School District a 2015 “Overachiever” in PA among state public schools. FASD is ranked 24th (up 18 spots from 2014).

    • 2014 PDE Special Education Audit - FASD 100% compliant. Comprehensive Plan 2014-2017 PDE approved.

    • Ferndale Area High School was awarded a bronze medal for student achievement in 2007-2008, 2008-2009, and 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018 from US News and World Report’s list of America’s best high schools.

    • Low Teacher to Student ratio  (1:15)

    • 1:1 iPad School (grades PK-12)

    • Extensive Technology integration (3 full computer labs, 2 Chromebook carts, 11 CFF classrooms)

    • Mass Customized Learning School of the Future

    • Open Campus member

    • Full-time Pre-K Counts program

    • Full Day Kindergarten

    • 4 Advanced Placement (AP) courses

    • First district in Pennsylvania to have ALL teaching staff using the SAS (Standards Aligned Systems) website for teacher pages/calendars.

    • 14th best of 500 districts in PA for improved PSSA scores districtwide from 2002-2009

    • Our district is ranked 3rd in Pennsylvania for being a public school district overachiever.

    • 4 Keystone Achievement Awards for successive attainment of adequate yearly progress on the state PSSA exams.

Please contact our Elementary or Secondary schools for more information about any of these topics.


Contact Us

Ferndale Area Administrative Office

100 Dartmouth Avenue Johnstown, PA 15905

Phone: 814-535-1507 | Fax: 814-535-8527

Ferndale Area Elementary School

100 Dartmouth Avenue, Johnstown, PA 15905

Phone: 814-535-6724 | Fax: 814-536-6506

Ferndale Area High School

600 Harlan Avenue, Johnstown, PA 15905

Phone: 814-288-5757 | Fax: 814-288-5224

Chain of Communication

Chain of Communication for our Ferndale Area Families and Stakeholders.  The purpose of establishing a chain of communication is to provide efficient and effective response to parent, student, and community concerns. To receive a response in a manner that is both timely and supportive or your concern(s) it is critical to communicate in progression beginning with Level 1.

22-23 FASD Chain of Communication.pdf